FBI Arrests Fugitive Suspected In Bank Robbery Spree

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The FBI released this photo of bank robbery suspect Luis Alomar. Photo Credit: FBI
The FBI released this photo of bank robbery suspect Luis Alomar. Photo Credit: FBI

WESTCHESTER/FAIRFIELD COUNTIES -- Luis Alomar, a fugitive suspected in a string of bank robberies along the Eastern Seaboard, including possibly in Westchester and Fairfield counties, was taken into custody at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Medford, Long Island, N.Y., the FBI said.

Assisting in the arrest were the  FBI, Suffolk County Police, Westchester County Police, Yonkers Police, New York State Parole and Greenwich police.

Alomar, 37, was wanted in his connection to a series of bank robberies along the "Eastern Seaboard of the United States," including several in Connecticut New York and New Jersey, the FBI said.

"He was being held Tuesday on state parole violations in the Suffolk County jail," said FBI spokesman Christos Sinos, supervisory special agent in the FBI's New York office.

Alomar may have been involved in the two bank robberies that occurred Sept. 12 in Fairfield within a half-hour. Read about those robberies here in The Daily Voice.

The FBI said the suspect in those robberies was also sought in connection with a Greenwich bank robbery in on Sept. 6, and in a double bank robbery in Greenwich on Aug. 28 that stopped trains for hours. (The Daily Voice story here.)

The arrest may also be linked to two bank robberies that occurred within two hours Monday at the People's United Bank in Mamaroneck and the branch in Brewster. Read about it here on The Daily Voice. 

The date and location of his arraignment on federal charges is still to be determined.

The information that led to his arrest was a "combination of investigative techniques including tips," Sinos said.  It was unknown whether publicity played a role, he said.

The FBI had released a statement Monday that it was seeking Alomar. A federal arrest warrant has been issued for him in Delaware in connection with a bank robbery there.

"He has been known to walk into a bank or commercial site and demand money from the register drawers. In most cases, a note was handed to the teller indicating he was carrying a weapon; in some cases, a weapon was displayed," the FBI said in a statement. "Alomar is alleged to have made verbal threats to bank tellers, telling them he would shoot them if they said anything. He normally demands large bills."

Alomar, who the FBI described as a Hispanic man, also uses the aliases of Arturo Alomar, Luis Arturo, David Diaz, David Gonzalez, Louis Alomar and Luis Castillo.

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M3-Driver:

They always get caught in the end

Seemore:

Tis himself!

boske:

Well Done to all the police involved. Another low life off the streets. I say LOWLIFE because youprey on innocent people. GET A JOB LIKE EVERYONE ELSE OR GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM LOWLIFE. Boy o boy it should of been me catching you!!!

ENJOY YOUR TIME COUNTING LINES ON THE WALL HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Oh forgot to mention. A face no one will forget here STUPID!!!!!!!! If that's what you want to call a face. Looks more like an ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sure your family are really proud of you!Good job STUPID!!!!

Broad River:

Good Work all agencies involved!

I can see his ' A little bout me ', on his penitentiary day room bio. board

Enjoys walks in the Yard, enforced bedtime, role play, uniform dress up, handcuffs,prefers Large Bills, performing double robberies and verbal threats. LTR, orange is my favorite color.

MisterBill2:

Why is this considered breaking news for Yorktown??? You keep sending crap like this and people are going to unsubscribe from the news alert emails.

Seemore:

Yes, I can see how clicking a link is so annoying. I would ask for my money back. It's a small world anymore. Being aware what goes on near us is pretty important to me. If it's not don't threaten to do it just opt out of subscription.

Broad River:

I can somehow empathizes with you. I'm fairly certain ( without looking up your town ) that we both received the same headline,.. FBI Arrests Fugitive Suspected In Bank Robberies Along East Coast. When you saw that. just delete it, no need to open it and pose your query regarding relevance to your life. It affects us all. The paper posts news so that you will open it, they receive their revenue from advertising.
Indian Point will affect you and I, yet I live No Where close to it. Perhaps it was a poor analogy, fine, but if it was a nuclear power station on the Norwalk River and you were down wind, wouldn't you like to know about troubles there? Shut off your alerts. Merry Christmas / Happy Holiday.. Winter Equinox, whatever you enjoy, Please enjoy it.
Left click, OPEN, Left click DELETE

Paige:

Top 'o the morning to you, Broad, and a Merry Christmas!

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